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, talking about the parents of hadiya pendleton and talking about the people of nourn. and now we're seeing the president make this plea in chicago. i guess realistically speaking from a political standpoint, how much do events like this accomplish? does it help him make this point? >> as we've seen, and you've watched it up close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not b
has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into actions and help create opportunities for the kids they say will wind up killing themselv
in that video of course state of the union the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down in chicago just a week after she participated in the president's inauguration. how are folks talking about this? the president is going to come, he's going to talk a little bit about this. do they think it's going to be useful at all? >> i think a lot of people want the president's visit to basically extend the conversation that started with her death. it struck a nerve this city and they're hoping that the president will continue on that momentum on people doing what they can on a personal level. whether it's policing your own family or your own block or help to go get laws passed to extend the punishment for gun laws in this city. they're hoping that the president will help continue this dialogue because there's a real sense here that we're at a fork in the road and there's an opportunity for real change. >> ted, thank you. really appreciate it. again, the president will visit chicago this afternoon to talk about the gun violence. it is extraordinary when you look at what is happening in that city.
be connected to the killing of hadiya pendleton in chicago. there is a news conference that is going to be taking place, and we will be joining that later on in this broadcast to bring you the very latest. >>> meanwhile, dick cheney is still whining about president obama's national security policies. this time cheney says that we are less safe because of the president's recent cabinet nominations. during a speech on saturday, cheney said, quote, the performance now of barack obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal, frankly. what he has appointed are second-rate people. really? cheney says it's vital to national security that good folks hold positions like secretary of state, cia director, and secretary of defense. we can all be on board with that. first off, none of the president's nominees are second rate. we don't need to point out why everyone on the wall is qualified to serve as the president's national security team. meanwhile, let's look at a few bush/cheney dandies from their cabinets there is secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. we can'
girl killed in a random shooting just days after performing a president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was with a group of friends when a gunman fired from nearby. she recently had returned from washington where s performed with her school marching band during the and our role festivities. the obama's home is about 1 mile from the park or she was killed. during the service, michelle flytilla of the grain harvest baptist church and hadiya's mother decried gun violence and warned the girl's death. >> we're here because of an innocent victim of gun violence. anthony and cleo, your angel has become the face and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence that has cost fewer possessions of our children. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that to know how hard this is, i am sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father should ever have to experience this. >> on sunday, the day after her daughter's funeral, two men were taken into custody did in another case of gun violence drawn national attention, four people were wounded in new orleans on saturday when s
, hadiya pendleton, killed just a week after attending the president's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo are in this chamber tonight. their lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> they deserve a vote. grks abby giffords deserve a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> hadiya, newtown, on and on and on. we can not just keep listing tragedies. we must stop and do something about them. we must have change in guns in this country. the list is already too long. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. let me start with this tonight. elections matter. we got "w" and the iraq war. without the first we wouldn't have gotten the second. last year we re-elected obama and got a progressive state of the union. elections matter. listen to this, he pressed to rebuild america starting with our bridges out there. a
of chicago, hadiya pendleton sitting with the first lady last night. nothing could have been more heartbreaking than seeing those people and seeing others. and your pain is of more distant years but no less raw to you. you lost your husband and your son was was grievously injured. >> you know, i look at it with handguns. on some of the things we are going to be doing. closing the gun show loophole because most of those guns are illegal guns. they're not people that went through their background checks and bought these guns. the majority of them are buying them on the black market. they're going to the gun shows. they're getting them over the internet. so legislation that we're talking about can stop that. it's not going to stop immediately. but it's something we can do long term to save lives. you know when you're talking about over 11,000 homicides a year, i understand that people say, well, you're only going to be able maybe correct 8% to 12%. well, that 8% to 12% are quite a few number of people's lives. they don't even talk about the lives that we can possibly save from seriou
deserve a vote because of the human faces of violence in this country, like 15-year-old hadiya pendleton of chicago. >> just three weeks ago she was here in washington with her classmates, performing for her country in my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. just a mile away from my house. >> a mile away from the president's house in chicago. this is clearly personal to this president. and it's personal for all the families of gun violence who have been touched by it in this country. on their behalf, president obama made a passionate plea. >> hadiya's parents nate and cleo are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> i have been to a number of thes
side. [applause] last weekend she came home but it was to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton. and hadiya's parents, by the way, are here and i want to acknowledge them. they are just wonderful, wonderful people. [applause] as you know this week in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night. and the fact that, unfortunately, what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. two months ago, america mourned 26 innocent first-graders and their educators in newtown. and today i had the high honor of giving the highest civilian award i can give to the parents -- or the families of the educators who had been killed in newtown. and there was something profound and uniquely heartbreaking and tragic, obviously, about a group of 6- year-olds being killed. but last year there were 434 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. and that's precisely why the over
the parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, killed a week after participating in the presidential inaugural ceremonies in washington d.c. the first lady attended her funeral last saturday in chicago. two men of under arrest in that murder each charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery for not only killing her but wounding two others. police say the men thought they were shooting at a rival gang and not a group of students. the first lady also welcoming 102-year-old desline victor, a haitian immigrant who had a tough time voting in miami. she took two trips to the polls and waited for several hours becoming an inspiration for others to wait in line. she will be representing the need to fix our electoral process. illinois democratic gutierrez is bringing an undocumented immigrant, a father of two a husband fighting to stay in the united states. he was brought here when he was 15 he's been living and working here ever since. we're going to be back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) next, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> j
than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight throughout this country as americans for all freedom. we promise you that. >> so in an op-ed yester
as much interest in hadiya pendleton the way she did. she was like, momma, i wanted people to feel how this happened, do you know this is going to happen, and, you know, she just had a lot of questions about life and death, i mean, because all you see around. >> so obviously another tragic murder in the city of chicago highlighting the president's call to end the gun violence, and we should say, craig, when president obama spoke in chicago, he really called for a broad approach to ending the violence, not just through stiffer legislation, but also by investing in communities, investing in early education, investing in families. now, of course, the president is also calling for stiffer gun laws, things like reinstating the ban on assault weapon, limiting high capacity magazines and expanding universal background checks. it is thought that the majority of those proposals are going to have a really tough time getting through congress. however, it appears as though something like universal background checks might have more bipartisan support than some of the other proposals that president
of hadiya pendleton. and tony bennett will be there at the invitation of nancy pelosi. bennett is an outspoken proponent of gun control. >>> i'm brook baldwin, thank you so much for being with me here, let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >> happening now, a stricken ship plagued by raw sewage, some 4,000 passengers and crew describe conditions on the carnival try turn to be disgusting. >>> and north korea's young leader defies the world with an underground nuclear test and now the world is responding. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> a picture of nightmare at sea. these passengers on the carnival triumph aren't on deck to soak up the sun, they're trying to escape the unbearable stench of raw sewage reportedly dripping down walls in long hallways. the national transportation safety board just announced they will join -- after two days the triumph is now being towed to mobile, alabama, with more than 23,000 passengers whose vacation stories have turned into horror stories. another 1,000 crewmembers are aboard. >> reporter: wolf, the carnival cr
teenager, hadiya pendleton, and dozens of other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> reporter: one day later, there are indications on capitol hill, the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheerleader. >> reporter: even as one of mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham, made his case that the current system of background checks needs to be strengthened before it's expanded, he answered the president's call. >> will you personally block a vote in the senate on the gun control measures? >> no, let's vote. i don't disagree with the president to have a debate. let's vote. let's find something we can agree on. >> reporter: the reaction was the same from west virginia democratic senator and gun enthusia enthusiast, joe manchin. >> but you won't block a vote on -- >> i won't block a vote on anything, whether i support it or not. >> reporter: that doesn't mean the national rifle association will stop figh
the newtown tragedy to the hadiya pendleton shooti shooting, the 15-year-old girl shot in chicago, the president has made this very personal. at this point politically. what type of legislation can he realistically get through congress? >> well at this point not too much has changed on the hill since this issue began being raised at the beginning of this congress. right now universal background checks remain the one part of that whole agenda that really seems like the most politically feasible. what i found really interesting in what the president talked about on friday, though, he did bring that gun control message to chicago, a place where he obviously has a long history. >> yes. >> and has lived for many years. when he was talking about that, he brought the issue of newtown into it saying the number of gun deaths you'll have in the city of chicago would equal four newtowns a year and linked it to his personal experience of a son as a single mother, it's not just about gun violence in these communities, it's really about the issues of family. it's something that i think you saw
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